Antarctica: A Journey

In September 2012, Capt. John Reynolds Harper, Master of the RRS Ernest Shackleton Supply ship for the British Antarctic Survey  gave up his time to give an engaging and informative afternoon talk ‘Antarctica: A Journey’ to the attendant audience.

Captain John Reynolds Harper has served with the British Antarctic Survey for over 30 years having been awarded the Polar Medal by Prince Charles for his services.  He is master of the RRS Ernest Shackleton, supply ship for the British Antarctic survey.

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).  Based in Cambridge, it has, for over 60 years, undertaken the majority of Britain’s scientific research on and around the Antarctic continent.  It now shares that continent with scientists from over thirty countries.

The afternoon talk was well attended at The Great Hall, Bristol Grammar School and guests enjoyed an afternoon tea of homemade cakes on beautiful vintage china.  The event successfully raised over £2,000 for The Guild of Friends.

The Committee is immensely grateful to Captain John Reynolds Harper for making this event possible and also to the kind generosity of Bristol Grammar School in donating the use of The Great Hall for the afternoon.